Filmmaking

Tips, tricks, samples & reviews


Why regular people need 4K, too

Why record home movies in 4K? For the same reason pros do - flexibility to save your bad shots!

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Dear Panasonic. My (realistic) GH5 wishlist

Now that the GH5 has been pre-announced, let's consider what it should feature when it rolls out in Q2 next year.

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V-LOG L: A Bit Bucket Half Full

One guy's take on Panasonic's V-LOG L profile after beating on it for a few months.

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Yosemite through V-LOG L and a fisheye lens

On a recent trip to California I intended to bring my Rokinon 14mm cine-lens, but instead accidentally packed the 8mm fish-eye. The results?

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The three types of video resolution

There is more than one kind of resolution. Understand the three that most impact video quality.

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Grading GH4 V-Log

Some quick and dirty grades of sample GH-4 V-LOG footage from Driftwood Productions.

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Exposing the GH4

Exposing to the left is a dangerous strategy when shooting with the Panasonic GH4.

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SHORT: Real Gone

It's been a long time since I've highlighted a short film. Too long.

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Panasonic needs to release the V-Log profile for the GH4, and most people need to not use it

For several months now, Panasonic has been demonstrating, leaking and (presumably) tweaking two logarithmic picture profiles, VLOG, for the GH4. Two new firmware releases have come and gone since VLOG was first spotted in the field, and still nothing in our hands. Recently, the rumors have veered towards the upgrade either being delayed until the GH5, or becoming a paid upgrade ($100, $200?) Say it ain't so.

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Comparing Focal Adapters: The Metabones Speed Booster vs the RJ Photo Lens Turbo

The Lens Turbo is less than half the cost of the Speed Booster. Can a cheap Chinese knockoff compete in image and build quality?

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